Adalicia. Garden Design. March 12th , 2018.
While there is much to be said for the cottage garden, with a rich array of varied planting (indeed, it is the real master gardener who can pull this off), there is a power to seeing a quantity of one plant that is genuinely affecting. Russell Page, one of the great twentieth century landscape designers said it well: the most striking and satisfying visual pleasure comes from the repetition or the massing of one simple element.
Do not forget lighting to extend the use of your yard well into the night.
A rule related to scale and the sculpting of space is this: Go big. Faced with a decision to make a staircase wider or narrower, a pool longer or shorter, a pergola higher or lower, the answer is almost always the former.
The raised beds in my vegetable garden are 5 by 8 feet. It is a rectangular proportion that always looks good, they do not call it golden for nothing.
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